London VMUG July 2011

It’s not even a month since the last London VMUG event and the agenda for the next one has been released.

The next meeting is on Thursday 14th July and is sponsored by Arista, Embotics and Vision Solutions.

The London VMUG Steering Committee are delighted to invite you to our next event. Following on from the success of the new format unveiled at the May 12th VMUG, we will continue with multiple tracks and a vCOPS focused lab, along with a Genius Bar from VMware GSS to answer any burning issues you might have.  Details are below and we are grateful to our sponsors – Arista Networks, Embotics and Vision Solutions.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to participate in Alan’s PowerCLI session and/or lab, you MUST bring your own laptop/client device please! For the lab, you will need View 4.6 client installed (or admin rights to install it).

Agenda

Plenary sessions in Capital
10.00 – 10.15 – Welcome, Alaric Davies, Chairman
10.15 – 11.00 – Arista Networks, John Peach, Senior System Architect – Cloudvision for the Virtualised Environment
11.00 – 11.45 – Embotics, Martin Sajkowski, EMEA Operations & Colin Jacks, Senior Solutions Specialist – Private Cloud Management Made Simple
11.45 – 12.15 – Break inThames where our sponsors will be exhibiting
12.15 – 13.00 – Double-Take by Vision Solutions – Christian Willis, Technical Director: Meeting the Availability Challenges of physical, Virtual and Geographically Dispersed Systems
13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch in Thames where our sponsors will be exhibiting

Track 1

14.00 – 14.50 – Mark Stockham, VMware  – vCOPS Advanced
15.00 – 15.50 – Mike Laverick – SRM Futures
16.00 – 16.50 – David Owen – How converged infrastructure enables (MP – “cloud” I think)

Track 2

14.00 – 14.50 – Julian Wood – Thinking, building & scripting globally
15.00 – 15.50 – Alan Renouf – How to save your time with PowerCLI Cloud
16.00 – 16.50 –  Colin Fernandez, VMware –  Managing IT as we evolve to Cloud computing

17.00 – Close
17.00 – Onward Drinks at Pavilion End, 23 Watling Street, EC4M 9BR

Please note the agenda is subject to change.

Registration is handled through the MyVMUG website and a direct link to the event can be found here.

I’m quite excited by the agenda. There are lots of clever people presenting on some very interesting topics and it’ll be a challenge to choose between them.

I look forward to meeting everyone there.

Michael is a Senior Consultant for Xtravirt. If it's got buttons or flashy lights on it then it'll probably be on his radar. When not "mending computers" (it's sometimes easier than explaining "cloud" to relatives), Michael provides essential education, entertainment and trampoline services to his two children.

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